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Essay heading: Odysseus: Epic Hero?
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Issue: English
Written by: Mike
Date added: July 1, 2009
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Odysseus is also aided and told how to get home by the Goddess Circe. “You must travel down to the House Of The Dead and the awesome one, Persephone, there to consult the ghost of Tiresias, seer of Thebes” (Fagles 245). This is the same person who tried to tempt him, but she realizes he wont stay and decides to help him instead...
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This is the same person who tried to tempt him, but she realizes he wont stay and decides to help him instead. The only question that can be raised about whether Odysseus is an epic hero is that he does not have a mysterious lineage. However, even though this is the case, he is mysterious, rarely letting anyone know what he is thinking or doing...
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